Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall Happenings

This is really going to be a picture post because we have had so much going on!  It’s been a wonderful fall. 

MJ absolutely LOVES flag football.  He had his “homecoming” game two weeks ago- they introduced all the football players and cheerleaders individually during half time and it was beyond adorable. 


MJ with two of his BFF’s – Chase and Mia!
And this picture of Catelin cheering MJ on just warms my heart – she may be a take after mommy after all!!
They took this picture of Ty at school and I absolutely love it…it will definitely be in a frame or on a canvas in my house ASAP.
Ty model

Steve went on his annual hunting trip out in Colorado a little over a month ago and got an elk!  Did I mention he shot it with a BOW??!  My husband is a bad a$%.


Oh, and about a week later he went on a business trip to Oregon and caught two huge salmon.


I am an automatic chaperone for all of MJ’s field trips since the nurses can’t go and he has to be able to get his insulin.  MJ loves that I get to go with him (I’m sure in a few years it won’t be nearly as “cool” that I am chaperoning, so I’m enjoying this while I can!).  We went up to Cagle Dairy Farm at the beginning of October.  Unfortunately it rained for the first hour we were there so we weren’t able to go on the hay ride.  They made it up to us by allowing us to do the corn maze!  It was 30 of the most stressful minutes of my life (since I was in charge of a group of boys and could hardly keep up with them running in every direction)!  Thankfully we made it out safe and sound.  Here are some pictures…




And of course we went to Frozen on Ice!!  We only had six tickets so MJ, Ty, Catelin and I joined Melissa and Mia.  The kids absolutely loved it – they were so good the whole time and really paid attention to the story (which essentially was a reenactment of the movie).  It was awesome.



The preschool and the big school have a combined event called Art in the Park they put on every year.  It is always a great time and this year did not disappoint – they had bounce houses, face painting, balloons, live music, sand art, a bake sale, and an art sale.  It was a wonderful time.  Since we were chasing the kids around the whole time I didn’t get to take a lot of pictures… but here are a few. 


And Catelin talked Ms. Debbie (the director of the preschool) into going down the slide with her!  Too cute.


Now we are busy getting ready for Halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birthday at the Pumpkin Patch

Every year we go up to Burt’s Farm with my parents so we continued the tradition and went up this past Sunday (which also happened to be my birthday).  The kids had a BLAST as usual.  Each of them wanted different color/style/sized pumpkins so we let them choose which ones they wanted for the house.


MJ is my pickiest child – he took forever to decide and he still wasn’t 100% confident in his choice until we convinced him his big orange pumpkin was perfect (it’s the one in the very front of the wheelbarrow in the picture above).  He also picked out a green pumpkin just for me. 


Ty wanted the WHITE pumpkin of course!  He was much more decisive. 


Catelin wanted a “cute baby pumpkin:”  PLEASE mommy?!


And the highlight of the trip is always the hayride…unfortunately most of my pictures are of the backs of their heads!




After the pumpkin patch we went over to my parent’s house for lunch and birthday cake.  Every year my mom makes my very favorite cake- yellow cake with her homemade chocolate icing- DELICIOUS!  MJ asked if Grandma could make him a cake this year for his birthday too!  Smile


Steve and I then went out on a date to a movie- it was nice to relax!  We had a wonderful day.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ty is FOUR!

Ty turned four last Sunday (October 5th).  Steve and I decided last minute to have a dinosaur themed party – I am not someone who believes in having a birthday party for your child every single year but for some reason we have thrown one for Ty all four years (I think it’s because he is a middle child and I want him to feel special!).


Thankfully it turned out to be a gorgeous day.  We did the usual backyard party – the kids had fun in the bounce house, swingset and sandbox. 


And of course we had pizza and cake!  Unfortunately Publix was out of their dinosaur cake kit so we went with Godzilla instead (Ty didn’t seem to mind!).




Four years ago seems like yesterday…

Mommy and Ty
October 5, 2010
Ty bday

Ty cake

Happy fourth birthday, Ty Ty!  We ADORE you and LOVE you to pieces!!!!